Finance & Accounting

"The Finance & Accounting course provides an opportunity to demystify the world of accounting and financial statements. Real world examples help students walk away with a solid foundation in finance & accounting"  

To run a business successfully, you need to understand the nature and dynamics of profit and value. Building practical understandings of financial ratios and cost control; strengthen your grasp of cash flow, balance sheets and income statements and what they reveal about the financial health of your organization; and learn how to use financial reports as valuable management tools.

Knowledge & Skill Building Areas

  • Financial Statements
  • Standardized Accounting Statements
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Pricing Models
  • Non-financial Statement Measurements
  • Year-end Statements
  • Financial Metrics
  • Information Systems (IS)
  • Internal Controls
  • Overhead Cost Controls
  • Risk Management
  • Budgeting
  • Financial Projections
  • Cash Management
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Financing Your Business
  • Business Plans

Ideal candidates for taking this course are:   Accounting staff, Support Staff, Trades, Suppliers, Management and anyone interested in running a construction business. 

This course is required for the following certifications:  Residential Management, Master Home Builder and Master Home Renovator.

Delivery methods:

Classroom delivery option:

This instructor-led course involves four days of classroom learning.

Classroom times:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Online delivery option:

This distance learning format provides you with a learning option that caters to your busy schedule by taking the learning experience out of the traditional classroom and converting it into an online format that's available 24/7.

Classroom locations:  This course is delivered by PHBI in Calgary and Edmonton.  Courses can also be held in other centers based on demand.

Exam & passing grade:  The exam for this course is closed book. The passing grade is 70% and 100% attendance when taking the classroom delivery option is compulsory to qualify for PHBI certification.

Prerequisites:  There are no prerequisites for this course.